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EFFECT ON BODY COMPOSITION AND BONE MINERAL DENSITY OF WALKING WITH A ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON IN ADULTS WITH CHRONIC SPINAL CORD INJURY

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Autor(es):
Karelis, Antony D. ; Carvalho, Livia Pinheiro ; Escalona Castillo, Manuel Jose ; Gagnon, Dany H. ; Aubertin-Leheudre, Mylene
Número total de Autores: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE; v. 49, n. 1, p. 84-87, JAN 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 7
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Objective: To examine the effect on body composition and bone mineral density of locomotor training using a robotic exoskeleton in individuals with spinal cord injury. Study design: Interventional study. Subjects/methods: Five adults with a non-progressive traumatic complete sensorimotor spinal cord injury who were using a wheelchair as a primary mode of mobility. Participants performed a personalized 6-week progressive locomotor training programme using a robotic exoskeleton 3 times/week for up to 60 min. Body composition measures were determined using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and peripheral quantitative computed tomography. Results: A significant increase in leg and appendicular lean body mass and a decrease in total, leg and appendicular fat mass was observed after the intervention. Furthermore, the calf muscle cross-sectional area increased significantly after the intervention. Finally, although not statistically significant, there was an increase of 14.5% in bone mineral density of the tibia, which may be clinically significant. A decrease of > 5 % was also noted for subcutaneous adipose tissue and intramuscular adipose tissue. Conclusion: Locomotor training using a robotic exoskeleton appears to be associated with improvements in body composition and, potentially, bone health. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/12751-6 - Efeito de uma intervenção combinada de um suplemento nutricional associado ao treinamento de caminhada na saúde de homens idosos obesos-sarcopênicos: a influência na composição corporal, composição e função musculares e perfil metabólico
Beneficiário:Lívia Pinheiro Carvalho
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Doutorado Direto